CONDEMNED – John 19:1-16

Jesus is before Pilate, the Roman prefect of Judea. The Jews have accused Jesus of political subversion. Pilate sees no threat when he questions Jesus & yet, the king of the Jews is flogged, mocked & beaten. Pilate tries to free Jesus but, the Jews are unrelenting! They cry out for a crucifixion. Eventually the Jews outmaneuver the Roman Prefect. Pilate sits on the judgement seat condemning Jesus to death. The greatest twist, the greatest irony, comes when the Jews renounce YHWH and claim allegiance to Caesar.